Welcome to St Germans Group Parish

Alleluia, Christ is risen

WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.

We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you are more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion’. (We’re not too keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think that the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on the coastal path and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters ….. and you!
Latest News

Messy Church in St Germans

– in partnership with the Methodist Church

Messy Church will meet on the third Saturday 16th September at 3pm in St Germans Priory

All children and their accompanying adults  are very welcome – and help on the day from our parishioners very welcome too!

Messy Church…

  • is a way of being church for families involving fun
  • is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour
  • is found across the world
  • values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration

Please contact Evelyn Reed (01503 230449) for more information,  and also if you are able to help………….

THE FOOD BANK – no change to the message – our help is needed

There are collecting boxes in all our four churches – please keep the contributions coming in………..

You will have read in the press that the need is greater than ever – so please keep the contributions coming in.

How can you help the Foodbank?   As usual there always some shortages, currently: Fruit Juice (long life), UHT or Dried Milk, toilet rolls and toiletries, dried potato (Smash), Instant Coffee, tinned fruit and veg and jams

However, money is becoming a continuing issue, and it is becoming a common problem throughout all of Cornwall’s Foodbanks.   All are having to react to an increase in demand; and although food is being donated in increasing volumes covering the demand, the costs related to sustaining larger Foodbanks is becoming a challenge. So, the real requirement now is cash.

If you could help through regular donations we would be extremely grateful. Setting up a Standing Order is ideal, but any donation would be wonderful. We can also take donations CAF and Stewardship schemes.

If you can help please contact the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank.

Tel: 07512 011452. email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com

Thank you for your support.

Last year (2016) St Germans Group donated 495.7kg. This is more than twice what was donated in 2015. The Foodbank thanks all living in the parish who have donated so generously – and are continuing to do so………..

St Germans, Hessenford, Downderry & Tideford Parish services


23rd July 6th Sunday after Trinity
9.30am Eucharist – Downderry
11am Eucharist with baptism – St Germans

26th July Prayer Wednesday
7pm A Time for Prayer – Downderry

27th July Prayer Thursday
9.30am Parish Prayers – Hessenford

30th July 7th Sunday after Trinity
9.30am Eucharist – Downderry
11am Festival Eucharist – St Germans


2nd August Prayer Wednesday
7pm A Time for Prayer – Downderry

3rd August Prayer Thursday
9.30am Parish Prayers – Hessenford

6th August  8th Sunday after Trinity The Transfiguration of our Lord
9.30am Parish Family Eucharist – Downderry
5pm Evening Service – Tideford

9th August Prayer Wednesday
7pm Time for Prayer – Downderry

10th August Prayer Thursday
9.30am Prayers – Hessenford

13th August  9th Sunday after Trinity
9.30am – Hessenford
11am Parish Praise – St Germans

16th August Prayer Wednesday
A Time for Prayer 7pm Downderry

17th  August Prayer Thursday
Parish Prayers 9.30am Hessenford

20th August   10th Sunday after Trinity
9.30am Eucharist – Downderry
11am Eucharist –  St Germans

23rd August Prayer Wednesday
A Time for Prayer 7pm – Downderry

24th  August Prayer Thursday
9.30am Prayers – Hessenford

27th August 11th Sunday after Trinity
9.30am Eucharist – Downderry
11am Eucharist –  St Germans

30th August Prayer Wednesday
7pm Time for Prayer – Downderry

31st August Prayer Thursday
9.30am Parish Prayers – Hessenford

East Wivelshire

The area of the Diocese of Truro area is that of the county of Cornwall including the Isles of Scilly. It was formed on 15 December 1876 from the Archdeaconry of Cornwall in the Diocese of Exeter. It is therefore one of the younger dioceses.

The diocese is divided into two archdeaconries:

Rural deaneries

The names of the older deaneries (before 1875) are based on those of the ancient hundreds though the boundaries do not always correspond. The deaneries created in 1875 in the episcopate of Frederick Temple were Bodmin, Stratton, St Austell, and Carnmarth. These remained unchanged until Carnmarth was divided; later still in the 1980s some alterations of boundaries occurred. Chronological Sequence:

Estwevelsire, 1259; Estwyvelschyre, 1291; Estwevelschire, 1366; Easte, 1672; East, 1847, 1980; East Wivelshire, 1997, 2009.

St Germans Group Parish PCC as from 2nd April 2017

Permanent members of the PCC

The Vicar
Secretary – Margaret Sylvester-Thorne
Treasurer – Fiona Liddicoat

Parish Wardens:

Paul Gribble and Matt Frost

Church Stewards:

Downderry: Steve Liddicoat
Hessenford: Fiona Bristow
Tideford: Matt Frost
St Germans: Richard Laugharne

PCC members:

Downderry: Sue Booth; Andrew Pidgen, Jenny Daniels and Cashiers:Tim Pullin and Sue Pidgen
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles,  Fran Moore,
Cashier:  Fiona Bristow
St Germans: Chris Bowditch, June Greaves, Evelyn Reed
Cashier: Peter Daw
Tideford:  post vacant
Cashier: Ron Bradley

Deanery Synod Reps:

Rosemary Stevenson, Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters